I could not resist posting about Banana Twinkies. Last summer my friend Donna and I went on a 5,500 mile road trip. One of her favorite memories is devouring a Banana Twinkie.
Back by popular demand, banana cream-filled Twinkies return to shelves. According to Wikipedia, the Twinkie was invented in 1930 and originally contained a banana cream filling that was replaced with a vanilla version during a banana shortage caused by World War II. Formerly only available for special promotions, the banana version is now here to stay.
More Twinkie fun facts:
– About five hundred million Twinkies are produced each year
– Twinkies don’t last forever–the shelf life of a Twinkie is about 25 days
– Bill Clinton chose a Twinkie as an “object of enduring American symbolism” for the National Millennium Time Capsule in 2000
– In Latin America and Mexico, Twinkies are sold under the name “Submarinos” and come in regular or strawberry flavors
Want more mileage out of your Twinkies? Hostess.com offers tons of weird and wonderful Twinkie recipes including Twinkie smores, Twinkie tacos, Twinkie-misu, and Twinkie sushi.
Article found at http://www.aldenteblog.com/2008/03/bananas-for-twi.html.